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  • PACCAR testing autonomous truck

    March 18, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    PACCAR has produced the prototype of an autonomous truck with support from NVIDIA, a computer hardware and software developer.

    NVIDIA’s Drive PX 2 AI technology – which is also used by Tesla — has an SAE Level 4 ranking, which is the second-highest level of automation, exceeded only by full automation.

    “This is probably the largest single mass of a product that we’ve helped make,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA founder and Chief Executive Officer, during a keynote presentation at Bosch Connected World.

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    Freightliner Inspiration Truck Unveiled at Hoover Dam

    May 7, 2015 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    LAS VEGAS, NV – In a spectacular evening presentation at Hoover Dam last night, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck to several hundred international news media, trucking industry analysts, and officials. It’s the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States. Developed by engineers at DTNA and Daimler Trucks in Germany, and of course borrowing much from the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck introduced last year, it promises advancements that reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Freightliner Licenses Autonomous Truck in Nevada

    May 7, 2015 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    LAS VEGAS, NV – At a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval officially granted the first licence for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). At the event, hosted by DTNA president & CEO Martin Daum, Sandoval took part in the inaugural trip of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in autonomous mode with Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Daimler Trucks & Buses, at the controls.